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Choreographer Nicolo Fonte Returns as Tulsa Ballet Begins Its 60th Season w/ "Creations in Studio K"

Aired on Tuesday, September 13th.

This weekend -- beginning on Friday night -- Tulsa Ballet will kick off its 60th Anniversary Season with a mixed-repertory evening of three world-premiere ballets featuring the choreography of Ma Cong, Alejandro Cerrudo, and Nicolo Fonte. "Creations in Studio K" begins at 8pm on the 16th at the Tulsa Ballet Studio K space (on East 45th Place) -- and you can learn more about this three-part presentation, including details on additional performance dates and show times, at this link. Fonte is our guest on this edition of StudioTulsa; he has worked with Tulsa Ballet before, and he's a longtime friend and colleague of the ballet's artistic director, Marcello Angelini. Per the Tulsa Ballet website: "Nicolo Fonte's world-premiere work, 'Love-Notes,' features songs by the great Nina Simone with a collage of lively group work, rhythmic clapping, and intimate duets. Angelini says, 'Nicolo has always been a talented choreographer, able to make inventive and original works with an inventive and personal language. He has now reached a level of maturity with his work that combines his talent for movement and structure for a dance with a strong, well-articulated, and impactful message. His 'Love-Notes' is powerful, sensual, entertaining, and plain fun to watch."

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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